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Should I remove DAEMON Tools Lite?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #91
United States Rank #529
Reach 5.3051%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 17.56 days
518.04 days >
Average installed length: 272.19 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
10.3.0.0152 0.01%
10.2.0.0115 0.47%
10.2.0.0114 0.90%
10.2.0.0112 0.36%
10.1.0.0074 5.02%
10.0.0.0054 1.21%
10.0.0.0053 0.02%
5.0.1.0407 1.69%
5.0.1.0406 2.55%
4.49.1.0356 35.31%
4.48.1.0348 0.46%
4.48.1.0347 21.22%
4.48.1.347 0.01%
4.47.1.0337 8.18%
4.47.1.337 0.00%
4.47.1.0335 3.33%
4.47.1.335 0.01%
4.47.1.0333 19.21%
4.47.1.333 0.04%

DAEMON Tools Lite

What is DAEMON Tools Lite?  (from Disc Soft Ltd)

Most popular product that offers easy tools for making simple disc image files and emulating virtual CD/DVD drives. Mount *.mdx, *.mds/*.mdf, *.iso, *.b5t, *.b6t, *.bwt, *.ccd, *.cdi, *.bin/*.cue, *.ape/*.cue, *.flac/*.cue, *.nrg, *.isz disc images to a virtual drive. Create up to 4 virtual devices (DT and SCSI in all)...  Read more

Overview

DAEMON Tools Lite is a software program developed by Disc Soft Ltd. The most common release is 4.49.1.0356, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The programs's main executable is dtlite.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 33.2 MB of memory. The setup package generally installs about 72 files and is usually about 26.55 MB (27,844,642 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 8. While about 16% of users of DAEMON Tools Lite come from the United States, it is also popular in France and Brazil.
DAEMON Tools Lite has been seen bundling various 3rd party software during the installation process. Make sure to check for and remove unused programs.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.daemon-tools.cc/products/dtLite
Help link: www.daemonpro-help.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\daemon tools lite
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\DAEMON Tools Lite\uninst.exe
Estimated size: 26.55 MB

Program filesFiles installed by DAEMON Tools Lite

Program executable:dtlite.exe
Name:DAEMON Tools Lite
Path:C:\Program Files\daemon tools lite\dtlite.exe
MD5:afe3883fb37a5567c913e7dfcf2924a5
Additional files:
  • dtlitescsibus.sys - DAEMON Tools Lite Virtual SCSI Bus (DAEMON Tools Lite Virtual SCSI Bus Driver)
  • dtliteusbbus.sys - DAEMON Tools Lite Virtual USB Bus (DAEMON Tools Lite Virtual USB Bus Driver)
  • imgengine.dll - DAEMON Tools Image Engine (Image engine library)
  • daemon.dll - DAEMON Tools Lite (Helper library)
  • daemon.exe
  • DAEMON_Tools_Lite_v4.48.1.exe - DAEMON Tools Lite Setup
  • daemon-tools_4.47.1.0335.exe
  • DiscSoftBusService.exe - Disc Soft Bus Service
  • DTAgent.exe
  • DTCommonRes.dll - DAEMON Tools Common resources
  • DTGadget32.dll - DT Gadget library
  • DTGadget64.dll
  • DTHelper.exe - DAEMON Tools Lite Helper application
  • DTLauncher.exe
  • DTLite4471-0333.exe
  • DTLite4471-0337.exe
  • DTShellHlp.exe - DAEMON Tools Shell Extensions Helper
  • Engine.dll
  • Extractor.exe
  • InstallGadget.exe - DTGadget installer
  • uninst.exe
  • Uninstall-main.exe
  • VDriveLib.dll - VDriveLib
  • dtsoftbus01.sys - DAEMON Tools (DAEMON Tools Virtual Bus Driver)
  • SPTDinst-x64.exe (by Duplex Secure) - SCSI Pass Through Direct (SCSI Pass Through Direct setup)
  • SPTDinst-x86.exe (by Duplex Secure)
  • sptdintf.dll (by Duplex Secure Ltd) - SPTD Interface Library
  • DaemonPlugin.dll (by DT Soft Ltd)
  • DTLiteHelper.exe - DTUACHelper
  • dtsoftbusinst64.exe
  • YASU.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

6 Scheduled Tasks
  • DTLauncher.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{DA4FD3CB-DFCA-45FD-8E08-BF2AF8B436B5}' (runs on registration).
  • DTLite.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{C2A26544-86CB-44C7-8DF8-064DC5F2C66C}' (runs on registration).
  • daemon.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{2A896436-F609-459D-ADBE-34394CB26AEB}' (runs on registration).
  • SPTDinst-x64.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F04D633F-DF5A-4CE1-A81E-FF75DF3EA8C8}' (runs on registration).
  • DTShellHlp.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{019611E8-6FB4-4D81-964F-A9D7DEFF616E}' (runs on registration).
  • uninst.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{FF309BAD-0C7F-43B2-B8AA-0C0189D4C74D}' (runs on registration).
2 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • DTAgent.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named DAEMON Tools Lite Automount (3).
  • DTLite.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named DAEMON Tools Lite (2).
Service
  • DiscSoftBusService.exe runs as a service named 'Disc Soft Lite Bus Service' (Disc Soft Lite Bus Service).
3 Startup Files (User Run)
  • DTAgent.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'DAEMON Tools Lite Automount' and executes as "C:\Program Files\DAEMON Tools Lite\DTAgent.exe" -autorun.
  • DTLite.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'vibranceGUI' and executes as "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Temp\Rar$EXa0.407\VIBRAN~1.EXE" -minimized.
  • daemon.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'DAEMON Tools Lite' and executes as "C:\Program Files\DAEMON Tools Lite\daemon.exe" -autorun.
3 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • DTAgent.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'DAEMON Tools Lite Automount' which loads as "C:\DAEMON Tools Lite\DTAgent.exe" -autorun.
  • DTLite.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'DAEMON Tools Lite' which loads as "C:\Program Files\DAEMON Tools Lite\DTLite.exe" -autorun.
  • daemon.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'DAEMON Tools Lite' which loads as "C:\Program Files\DAEMON Tools Lite\DTLite.exe" -autorun.
3 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • DTLite.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\DAEMON Tools Lite\DTLite.exe'.
  • SPTDinst-x86.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\DAEMON Tools Lite\SPTDinst-x86.exe'.
  • DTShellHlp.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\DAEMON Tools Lite\DTShellHlp.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

dtlite.exe
Memory:33.2 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0222445780%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.01029705%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.01194753%
0.015104% average
Switches/sec:40
70 average
DTShellHlp.exe
Memory:5.14 MB
Total CPU:0.0005069870%
Kernel CPU:0.00010088%
User CPU:0.00040611%
CPU cycles/sec:149,565
I/O reads/min:673 Bytes
I/O writes/min:785 Bytes
Daemon.exe
Memory:5.86 MB
Total CPU:0.0001637675%
Kernel CPU:0.00005207%
User CPU:0.00011169%

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  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
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HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%
 
GLOBAL RANK
#91

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 57.79%
Windows 8 38.57%
Windows XP 2.36%
Windows Vista 1.26%
Windows Server 2003 0.01%
Windows 8.1 0.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 23.16%
Windows 7 Home Premium 20.27%
Windows 8.1 11.55%
Windows 7 Professional 10.70%
Windows 8.1 Pro 7.11%
Windows 10 Home 3.41%

Distribution by countryGeography

16.33% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 16.33%
  France 8.95%
  Brazil 7.19%
  Italy 6.03%
  Germany 5.01%
  United Kingdom 2.86%
  Poland 2.63%
  Canada 2.45%
  Netherlands 2.40%
  Turkey 2.30%
  Spain 2.10%
  Russia 2.07%
  Romania 1.94%
  Sweden 1.82%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 20.54%
Acer 19.11%
ASUS 18.85%
Dell 13.56%
GIGABYTE 7.49%
Lenovo 6.90%
Samsung 5.30%
Toshiba 4.49%
MSI 1.65%
Intel 0.85%
Alienware 0.69%
American Megatrends 0.56%
Common models
ASUS All Series 8.29%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.69%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 5.33%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.58%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 2.55%
Dell Inspiron N5110 1.76%

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